The DePuy Pinnacle Canadian class action is a lawsuit against the manufacturers of these hip replacement parts (which are different from the DePuy ASR parts) and NOT against your family doctor or surgeon. We are seeking financial compensation for those who have received DePuy Pinnacle implants. On December 1, 2016 a Texas jury ordered DePuy to pay more than US$1 billion based on claims the company hid flaws in its Pinnacle artificial hips. On March 17, 2016 another Texas federal jury had awarded about $500 million to 5 plaintiffs against DePuy and its parent company, Johnson & Johnson, for injuries related to the Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implants. These decisions are subject to appeal. These verdicts follow a previous decision in which Johnson & Johnson was cleared of liability in a trial in 2014. Verdicts in the U.S. trials are not binding on Canadian litigation, although they are relevant to assess the importance of the claims. All plaintiffs in the recent judgments said the design flaws caused the devices to fail more frequently and more quickly than expected, leading to injuries including tissue death, bone erosion and high levels of metal in their blood. DePuy stopped selling the metal-on-metal version of the Pinnacle devices in 2013.
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If you are eligible for compensation we need your assistance to advance this action. There is no fee to take part. To assess your eligibility and receive case updates you must fill out the case evaluation form below. This assessment is free of charge and creates no obligations for you.
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